|Ghita Wolpowitz 22April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Lithuanian Jew who grew up in Zimbabwe, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 22, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Dance; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Africa; Bulowayo; Rhodesia; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Korne (Kaunos); Habonim; 30s; 40s; 50s; 60s; conservadox; conservative; orthodox
|Arnold Friedmann 08Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Arnold Friedmann, Emeritus Professor of interior design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1925 into a bourgeois German-Jewish family. Arnold's parents both came from solidly middle-class backgrounds, although he claims that his mother was "more" middle-class. Arnold attended the reform Gymnasium (high school) in Nuremberg, where he was the first in his class...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; Arnold Friedmann; Nuremberg; Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; Palestine; Egypt; Fuerth; New York City; Amherst MA; Freiburg; Finland; Henry Kissinger; Sholem Aleichem; I.B. Singer; I.L. Peretz; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Aaron Lansky; Royal Army Ordinance Corps; University of Massachusetts; Pratt Institute; Adolph Hitler; 1930s; 1940s; Liberal; Reform; 2000s; Habonim; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
|Diana Bregman Feld 13September2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Diana Bregman Feld is the daughter of published Yiddish poet, Edith Kaplan Bregman. In this interview, Diana talked quite a bit about her mother, who was born in Telekhany, a shtetl in Belarus. Edith moved to the United States, to New York, with her family when she was thirteen. She read voraciously (Dreiser, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, all the Yiddish writers) and began writing poems as a teenager. She went to Palestine in the 1920s to take part in building the Jewish state, and there she met and...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Other Jewish languages; Dance; Music; Press; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Shtetl; Telekhany; Belarus; Bronx; Brighton Beach; Brooklyn; Palestine; Israel; Lee; Massachusetts; Berkshires; Boynton Beach; Florida; Sholom Secunda; Zuni Maud; Mordechai Yardeni; Jacob Glatshtein; Avrom Reyzin; Dovid Pinski Yiddishe Shule; Hebrew University; Camp Kinderwelt; Temple Emanuel; Great Neck; NY; Jewish Federation; Jewish National Fund; Yidish Natsionaler Arbeter Farband; Habonim; Poale Zion; Zionist Organization of America; Reform; ybc